Kolton Browning, QB, Louisiana-Monroe


All-Star Games: NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Positives: Despite his below-average height, has solid bulk for the position. Adequate hand size. Okay accuracy on short passes. Throws a nice spiral. He is an effective runner with good speed and above-average quickness. He also knows how to protect himself, sliding well on runs.

Negatives: Below-average height. Left-handed quarterback, which will require extra effort by a team to find a spot for him. Ran a spread offense in college, and he may not be ready to run a pro-style offense. Below-average accuracy on medium and deep passes, and on the move. He eyeballs his receivers consistently, and doesn’t seem to see defenders or read the defense, and consistently throws the ball into coverage – especially on crossing routes. Doesn’t read the deep safety well. He needs to learn to vary his velocity – throwing with more touch over linebackers and also with more authority in tight windows. He has a longish windup with a three-quarter release point. He seems skittish, and makes generally bad decisions under pressure, just throwing the ball up for grabs. Below-average ball security in the pocket – holds ball low and not at the ready. Needs to learn to throw the ball away when receivers aren’t open. On the run, he sometimes slides too early, missing out on extra yards. Tore quad muscle in October 2013 and missed rest of season.

Projection: I don’t expect him to be successful in the NFL. Possibly in the CFL.

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